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Millions of photographs of the same few landmarks are uploaded to the internet every day - as travellers around the world take shots of famous sights like glaciers in Norway, Thailand's beaches, or New York's concrete jungle.
 time travel video photography crowdsourcing
An online initiative which asks members of the public to classify galaxies recorded unprecedented traffic in its first 48 hours.

2009-02-20

 Internet search galaxy spotting crowdsourcing collaborative
The Galaxy Zoo files contain almost a quarter of a million galaxies which have been imaged with a camera attached to a robotic telescope (the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, no less). In order to understand how these galaxies — and our own — formed, we need your help to classify them according to their shapes — a task at which your brain is better than even the fastest computer.
 galaxy spotting crowdsourcing collaborative recognition
When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic...

2009-08-25

 crowdsourcing traffic traffic jam GPS privacy mobile phone Google
A new project known as Galaxy Zoo is calling on members of the public to log on to its website and help classify one million galaxies.

2007-07-11

 crowdsourcing astronomy galaxy
A mobile phone application will help professional and "citizen" scientists collect and analyse data from "in the field", anywhere in the world...
 science crowdsourcing mobile GPS toread
We are an open source project, to pioneer “community funded reporting.” Through Spot.Us the public can commission journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics. Contributions are tax deductible and if a news organization buys exclusive rights to the content, your donation will be reimbursed. Otherwise, all content is made available through a Creative Commons license. It’s a marketplace where independent reporters,...
 journalism open source crowdsourcing news
A Nasa website called "Be A Martian" allows users to play games while at the same time sorting through hundreds of thousands of images of the Red Planet...

2009-11-17

 NASA Mars game crowdsourcing toread
The "crowd-sourced" data that comes from victims of natural disasters and conflicts is now a crucial part in disaster management, says a new report...

2009-12-11

 humanitarian aid mobile phone crowdsourcing
Tweets are being used by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to get instant public reaction to earthquakes.

2009-12-15

 Twitter earthquake crowdsourcing
Green EU citizens are being encouraged to contribute their own environmental observations to a website.

2010-02-05

 environment Europe crowdsourcing quality
When you want trusted information — product recommendations, travel suggestions, local tips, or career advice — a real conversation with a friend (or friend-of-friend) can be much more helpful than searching the web. Aardvark is easy: just send Aardvark a question in plain English, like you do when talking to a friend. Aardvark figures out who might be able to answer, and asks on your behalf — Aardvark is the hub. It’s all about people...
 crowdsourcing question answer Google reference
The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.
 crowdsourcing mobile phone visualization SMS humanitarian aid disaster
There are not many websites which literally give you the chance to protect the world. Yet, if you are keen on spending a few moments of your day defending the Earth from an imminent solar attack, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London would like to hear from you.

2010-03-05

 Sun solar flare crowdsourcing astronomy
Using data from Google to make suggetions on where you might like to go next, What Do You Suggest is an experimental and interactive environment designed to explore how we use language and search on the internet.
 suggestion Google visualization language crowdsourcing

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